A new scheme which gives pupils at every school and college free access to period products has been welcomed by Rachel.
From today (January 20th), schools and colleges in Redditch and across the country will be able to order a range of period products making period products readily available for all young people when they need them.
This follows the Government’s commitment last year to fully fund period products for all state-funded primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. It also forms part of the Government’s ambition to improve provision of products for young people, helping to support campaigns to break the stigma around periods and raise awareness of menstruation.
The Government also introduced the £15 million annual Tampon Tax Fund to support women’s charities – and made a commitment to end period poverty globally by 2030.
Rachel said: “No girl should go to school or college worried about getting caught out if they have come on their period unexpectedly and not having the products they need. This new scheme ensures this is something girls will never have to worry about again.
“I’m now urging all schools and colleges in Redditch to begin using this scheme to ensure that young girls can get on with their daily lives without having to worry about where they will get their period products from.”